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Old 10-04-2017, 08:18 AM
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We are looking to mount some lockable gun storage containers in our 3 vehicles. Have to be big enough to store 2 pistols, compact/sub-compact, or 2 smaller containers. What I'd like to know is what others here recommend? We do not need quick draw, as the guns will only be stored in there when we go to places that don't allow CCW. Prefer to have the entire gun locked/concealed. Is a lockable box that you can slide under the seat good? I'd think it'd be better if it were attached to the vehicle somehow, but might make access to lock/unlock an issue?
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Old 10-04-2017, 08:28 AM
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Bulldog Personal Vaults are a good choice IMHO. We sell alot of them at the shop too. You can screw them down or (my choice) cable them in under the seat (with included cable). I like that I can slide the safe into tight places and then just pull it out for access. The combo wheel version is only $28 or so. The RFID version (with card, digital combo and keychain) is around $70.
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Old 10-04-2017, 08:44 AM
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I use a Lock'er Down console vault in my 4Runner.

I've been very pleased with the fit, finish and construction.
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I have a Bulldog lockbox in my car, though mine uses a key. I have it under the driver's seat, secured to the seat frame with a cable. However, mine is small, and will only hold my holstered 642, maybe some spare ammo. I think it'll hold something the size of a Glock 19, though. I should mention I hardly ever use it, but when I have it's worked well.

It can be a little tricky to access, in that I have to lift up the front-to-back seat adjustment bar to access it, but it's not too bad. Just a little awkward.

It won't keep out a determined thief with tools, but it's out of sight, I have nothing of value in view inside the car, and my car itself isn't a pristine, high-value target for thieves. A smash-and-grab thief would most likely move on to an easier target.
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I have 2 Console Vaults in vehicles. Very secure. only downside they are expensive. They have keyed or keypad versions. I chose keyed.
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Console Vault(R) | Security Briefcase

I've got that ConsoleVault "briefcase" one and one other "Snap Safe" 1-gun lock-box, which was given to me:



Both have cables which can be looped around something more-or-less solid in your vehicles, such as a seat track.
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I use the Hornady TSA approved safe. It sells for around $25.00 is key locked, and has a cable to wrap around the seat supports. I can fit two full size 1911s in it.
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Iíve got one of these mounted behind my passenger seat. Access is pretty quick and with the seat all the way back, itís not noticeable at all.
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Have a Tuffy Box that bolts to the floor of my Jeep with the seat anchor bolts easily holds a full size Sig and compact S&W easily with room to spare ..

Has one of those round keys that are almost impossible to duplicate ..and would be very difficult to break into with out spending a good amount of time doing so ..

I've put my wife's billfold/my money clip 2 firearms and some prescription pills my wife takes in it at the beach ..

They have different sizes from where a rifle could be stored down to just a single firearm ..

Edit .. that includes storing the pistols and their holsters and forgot to add two extra clips for each pistol ..

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I use a console vault, vehicle specific.....very well made. Probably won't stop someone with time, and a crowbar, but it will stop a smash and grab.

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Thanks folks. I'm checking them all out.
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